Cruise inventory

FRV Explorer 4A/78

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Explorer (74EX)
Cruise identifier4A/78
Cruise period1978-03-22 — 1978-03-30
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1) To investigate the engineering performance of a high lift, 3 bridle trawl, using underwater TV equipment using Laboratory divers.
2) To compare the efficiency and performance of the Polyvalent and standard flat boards when fished with the four panel trawl, vinge trawl and 3 bridle trawl

Engine trouble on the 23/03/1978 forced the ''Explorer'' to proceed to Leith for repairs, and it was back on station in the Moray Firth on the 28/03/1978. The ship returned to Aberdeen to disembark the diving team and load instruments for the second part of the cruise.
Chief scientistA Corrigall (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Explorer 4A/78 cruise report explorer4_78.pdf — access key 'C' (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificMoray Firth
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Gear research